The following link provides a classroom activity that illustrates how a population can change to adapt to a changing food source. Students use utensils such as clothespins to model how animals obtain food. A variation of this activity was shared by David and David with their colleagues at UofT Faculty of Education. Continue reading
The landmark assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services says that nature and the benefits it provides are in unprecedented decline and can be reversed, but only with a co-ordinated international effort
From a tree to an orangutan to bacterium, the annual top 10 new species list has the newest stars of Earth’s biodiversity. Continue reading
A retired icebreaker is making its way around the country to study Canada’s coasts. CBC’s Brett Ruskin takes us on board the ship. Continue reading
Check out Ms. Spider Hat and five other new species scientists have discovered and classified in the last year! Continue reading
There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful are we compared to other species? Continue reading
When these drones zoom in over elephants and rhinos, they stop horrible things from happening.
This video is part of Science Friday’s #CephalopodWeek 2015! Join the cephaloparty starting Friday, June 19th. http://cephalopodweek.tumblr.com
What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
**DISCLAIMER** from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in this video are preserved specimens, not the eggs laid at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (which are still being lovingly incubated at MBARI’s Cold Storage Facility!)